DA Investigates Inquiry Into SCSO, Finds No Criminal Laws Broken

Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney George Christian completes his look into an inquiry made by three citizens alleging criminal activity by Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley and found that no criminal laws were violated by the sheriff. Earlier this month, three men identified by the DA’s office as Phillip Roberts, Bob Lolley, and Wayne Roberts met with Christian in Habersham […]

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Banks Co. Shooting Leads to Chase, Standoff, and Arrest

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A high-speed chase through Banks, Franklin and Madison Counties is over and a suspect is under arrest after an hours-long stand off overnight earlier this week. Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sergeant Carissa McFaddin said it started about 9 p.m. Monday when Banks County Dispatch received a report of a robbery and shooting in […]

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Shirley Wins Re-election as Stephens Co. Sheriff

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Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley earns a third term in office. He defeated challenger Jim Davis in Tuesday’s Republican primary for Stephens County Sheriff by more than 2000 votes. The incumbent, Shirley received 3,036 votes, or 79.64 percent, to Davis’s 776 votes, or 20.36 percent. Shirley said he appreciates the ongoing support of the community in this election. “I sure […]

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Incumbents Fall in Stephens Co. BOE Races

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The Stephens County Board of Education will be gaining two new members in January. Tuesday, both challengers won their respective school board Republican primaries. In the race for the At-Large seat on the Stephens County Board of Education, Len Stovall defeated incumbent Tony Crunkleton. The final vote total showed 1,974 votes, or 53.38 percent, for Stovall to 1,724 votes, or […]

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Wilkinson Wins State Senate Race

John Wilkinson will keep his 50th District State Senate seat. The Stephens County Republican defeated Roy Benifield in Tuesday’s Republican primary by nearly 10,000 votes. Wilkinson said it was a great night. “I really appreciate the support that I received,” said Wilkinson. “We were fortunate. We carried every county in the 50th Senatorial District, so it was a big win […]

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Collins Cruises To Re-election in House Race

Doug Collins overcomes a five-man race to earn another two-year term in Washington. Collins easily avoided a run-off Tuesday night in the 9th District U.S. House Republican primary, earning 61.27 percent of the vote in the 9th District. There is no Democratic candidate for Collins’ seat. Collins said he is ready to continue to serve the people of northeast Georgia. […]

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Christian Wins DA’s Race

George Christian will serve a full four-year term as Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney. Christian defeated Bruce Russell, Jr. in Tuesday’s Republican primary and will run without Democratic opposition in the Fall. District-wide, Christian received 8,555 votes, or 60.10 percent, to Russell’s 5,680 votes, or 39.9 percent. In Stephens County, Christian received 2,298 votes, or 64.82 percent, to Russell’s 1,247 […]

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Over 4,000 Vote in Stephens County

Overall, things went well at the polls on Tuesday. That is according to Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran. “The poll workers were outstanding,” said Cochran. “I can’t say enough about their dedication to the community. They do a great job. We had a great team and I can’t brag on them enough.” Overall, 4,193 votes were cast for this election […]

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